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Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower, Metallics Vs Non Metallic Metal

So, Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower, Metallics Vs Non Metallic Metal. Thus far NMM is a topic that has always caused a fair amount of friendly debate (and I daresay unfriendly debate too!) in the painting community. So for the absolute beginner, what’s the difference?

Metallic paint contains literal flakes of metal (usually aluminium) suspended in coloured pigment.  The flakes reflect light, causing the paint to look shiny once its applied and the size of the flakes varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, so its up to the painter which brand he/she prefers. There’s a lot more science that goes into these paints, but quite frankly its boring so I won’t.

Non metallic metal isn’t a paint, rather its a style of painting, using standard paints in high contrast to trick the eye into thinking the surface is reflective, in exactly the same way a 2d artist would do (both traditional and digital), check out this video from Sephiroth Art to see what I mean.

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NMM Necrons WiP 

As I’m sure most of you are aware, I love doing NMM, there’s something about the challenge that appeals to me. 

So it was inevitable that at some point, someone would ask me to do some Necrons. 

I have ten flayed ones and two lords to do (with 12 tomb blades on their way as I’m typing this) , and so far I have nearly finished the first lord, with just his base left to do. 

  

Harlequin Solitaire

I’ve been looking forward to the new harlequins for a while now, and finally, I’ve gotten around to painting up the Solitaire.

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this guy is up for sale here

I’ve got the troupe box and the skyweaver set to paint up next, and I’ve got a bit of space to book commissions in, so if you want something painted up, drop me an email at thegoldfishofjustice@gmail.com